Food Access & Security


  • To decrease food insecurity in Elgin St. Thomas
  • To improve access to healthy affordable food in Elgin St. Thomas

Baseline Measures from the Selfie

  • Food Insecurity Rates
  • Nutritious Food Basket costs

Tracking our Progress

We are committed to documenting and measuring our work.  These are some of the actions we have taken.

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health presented a Food Security and Access Report which included the identification of food swamps and deserts.  The following resulted:

  • Food Programs and Services Guides distributed to County libraries.
  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge Funding secured to support the Elgin Gleaners, Good Food Box, the Moore Food Garden and Gardening Initiatives in local schools.
  • Staff from Elgin St. Thomas Public Health will now be presenting this information to members of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, County Library Supervisors.